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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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We’ve found the key to what makes Fall so special, and its called Octoberfest. This rich, smooth lager uses a perfect balance of caramel, pale, cara-pils and black malts to create the best Octoberfest beer of the season. Available September through October.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle from sampler pack. Good example of Oktoberfest beer - nice malty, bready, biscuity aroma and flavor to follow right along. Perhaps a bit milder in both than the best of the style, but still better than most examples.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlajwl (3929) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Another relatively dry, decently malty Schell lager, not exceptional but there are much worse brewers out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2676) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle: Dark golden orange pour with a wispy layer of white head. Sweet lager malt aroma with a tangy floral spice that hints at cloves. Tastes gentle with abundant malty sweetness and very light floral hops. Nice session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle. Clear copper pour, little carbonation and a rich aroma of caramel. Flavor is rich malt, caramel and very sweet and nutty on the aftertaste. Not bad, decent for an Oktoberfest beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours clear orange-red with white head, aroma of a touch of bread, caramel. Taste is pretty plain, some notes of biscuit, bread, earth and caramel, with a watery finish. Not the greatest...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2304) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear amber with a nice white head, aroma is of sweet malt with some bread notes, the flavor is straight forward and malty and plain overall, meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Nsanders (518) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Pours amber with very fine carbonation. Slight alcohol aroma, very little flavor. Felt like i was drinking a flavorless light macrobrew. This was the most boring beer i have tried from Schell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8239) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 On draught at Ed’s (No Name) Bar in Winona. The beer is a clear slightly reddish-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Sweet bready malt aroma with some caramel notes. Light body with a caramel malt flavor along with a touch of hops. The finish is sweet with a toffee/malt aftertaste. Just average overall.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Onslow (1184) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Light amber brew with one finger of white head. Aroma of light malts. Light bodied with a modest degree of maltiness and light hops finishing off the swallow. OK but not very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1175) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2010
(bottle) Pours out a clear amber color with a small white head that lasts throughout consumption. Aroma is full of fried doughnut, apple skin, musty lager yeast and some caramel as it’s cold, but when it warms up it gets a bit more of a toasted edge with some kicks of hops as well. Flavor follows the same pattern, with plenty of apple skin displayed when it’s cold which yields somewhat of a distracting metallic twang to the beer. When this beer warms, however, it is completely different, with plenty of the doughy malt appearing along with some light hop bitterness. Tastes of caramel, a finish of breakfast cereal, and a finish of toasted bread appear, which is a welcome departure from the apple skin twang. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is restrained. I wasn’t too thrilled about this at first, but letting this one warm up a bit does wonders. A solid Octoberfest.

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